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… the Tamir Rice case [#the impact]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 15th,2016

.. boy , did the grand jury ‘ s decision go over like a lead balloon in the Greater Cleveland area . Many minorities were incensed over the decision . The activists have tried to keep up the heat over the situation ..

.. the activists have , as a result , have requested the transcript of the grand jury ‘ s deliberations . They can try …

.. [h/t — news.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. however , it is extraordinarily rare for the transcript of a grand jury ‘ s deliberations to be made public . Some witnesses testify before the grand jury with the expectation that their identities will be protected . It is not like that in every case , but in some , though . Sometimes a report can be issued over the grand jury ‘ s actions , but it is not normally done …

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… the Tamir Rice case [#why the Grand Jury decision]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,December 13th,2016

.. grand juries hear evidence in a case . It can be an investigation , or it can be as the result of a criminal act ..

.. most often , a grand jury then takes a vote . It takes a vote on a ” bill ” which contains the potential charge against someone ..

.. if it votes for a ” true bill , ” then the person named in the charge sheet is charged , or , more formally , indicted . If the grand jury votes for a ” no true bill , ‘ or fails to gain the requisite vote for a ” true bill , ” then the person named in the charge sheet is cleared in the case . No further action can be taken against them . Also , constitutional ” double jeopardy ” attaches …

.. [h/t — news.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. in this case , this was not done . The grand jury evidently voted on whether the actions of the police officers [both of them] were legally justifiable . Their decision was now obvious — the actions were justifiable . As a result , no vote on a ” bill ” was needed ..

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… Miz Hillary Will Be Indicted [#legal question]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 17th,2016

.. the only question is , in what forum that she will be ” nailed ?? ” ..

.. It will be either :

[-] a court of public opinion , or ..

[-] a court of law ..

.. you might ask , each one ?? ..

.. [h/t — NYPost.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column ..

.. [-] a court of law ..

.. simple the criminal referral goes to the AG . The indictment is handed down by the Grand Jury . The suspect are brought to justice ..

.. [-] a court of Public Opinion ..

.. the same . However , there is political interference , likely from THE ObamaCrap White House . the F.B.I. learns of it , and leaks the relevant details to the News media . As well , a number of F.B.I. agents walk out in protest .The only quest then is , how senior are they ? Is one of
them the Director ?!?! ..

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… When You Bag the Bad Guys [#Iran][#illegal arms shipment][#seizure at sea][#bad guys]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 6th,2016

.. another arms seizure at sea . What a big surprise..

.. my problem is with the countries . Those idiots damn well know that those bad guys are dealing with the Government of Iran . So , those bastards are guilty as sin . So what do the OCs do ?? ..

.. let them go ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. what are you supposed to do ? Put them in jail , you damn idiots . You indict them , charge them , and try them .Once you do try them , then you make damn sure that you convict them and send them to prison…

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… The Rule of the Mob [#Ferguson , Mo]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 18th,2016

.. might it only be the beginning ?? ..

.. given the actions of a few , it is an excellent question ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. these people are behaving like animals . Instead of allowing the justice system to work , they want to enact their own form of justice …

.. they actually want to lynch Darren Wilson …. how sick is that ! …

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… What Comes With a Grant of Immunity [#legal steps]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 8th,2016

.. well , it is a request made to a federal district court judge . The judge makes the order official ..

.. it does not make the witness free to lie . Far from it . The one sin that a witness may not commit is perjury [lying about a material fact] . You commit perjury , you have committed a felony , and you are going to jail for a good – sized stretch [like 5 years] …

.. there is what is known as ‘ Use Immunity . ” The gRAnt of Use Immunity only gives the witness protection against the testimony that he / SHe gives in front of the grand jury . That , and only that . usually only use immunity is granted ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post news >>

.. when a grant of full immunity is granted , the testimony that is wanted by the Government is very highly desired . The testimony will not go to waste . The Government wants to use it against someone else , like a much higher fish on the totem pole ..

.. gee , I wonder who ?? [read — Miz Hillary , Mr. Bill]..

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… the Tamir Rice case [#so what happened]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,January 28th,2016

.. simple — no indictment ..

.. no case is this simple . Nor is this one ..

.. [h/t — news.yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. it does not mean that these officers [Timothy Loehrmann and Frank Gramback] are out of t the woods . It is far from the tht case . These guys must now face departmental charges [most likely] for their actions . If so , they could face suspension , or , possibly , termination from the force ..

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… the Tamir Rice case [#the grand jury]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 12th,2015

.. well , people were surprised . So was I . Well , I should not have been surprised ..

.. there has been a grand jury convened in the Tamir Rice case . Believe it or not , it has been hearing evidence for months ..

.. [h/t — Essence.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. it does not mean , though , that charges will be sought in the case . A decision to seek charges in the case is one that is made by the County Prosecutor . It can be done in either one of two ways . One , the Prosecutor can make the gutsy call and make the decision entirely by himself or herself . Two , the prosecutor can ask for an indictment from the grand jury . Then the jurors vote on various bill of possible indictment , and thus make their decision . they can either vote a ” true bill , ” thus indicting the person involved , or vote a ” no true bill , ” thus clearing the person …

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… Now What is the Ruckus [#Tamir Rice case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 23rd,2015

.. plenty ..

.. as part of his decision – making process , Tim McGinty [the county Prosecutor] has engaged several outside experts to weigh in on the case . Whether he [as the prosecutor] decides to take the case to the grand jury , or makes the decision himself not to bring charges , he figures that the opinion of outside experts in the use of police powers and the use of force would be helpful …

.. well , he did . It is not as if McGinty is being a political chicken . McGinty is no fool , especially given the extremely high profile of this case . However , the more information that is available , the better . Even better yet , the information that is used in his decision – making process is being released . Normally , with a grand jury , it would not be . But in this case , a little demystification of the grand jury process is not such a bad idea ..

.. [h/t — DailyCaller.com]..
.. [link] to the blog article ..

.. so , what is all the ruckus ?? …

.. the outside experts have spoken . The Rice family does not like what these folks have said . What the experts have stated is that the two cops who responded to the public part exhibited a ” reasonable amount ” of force ..

.. what does that mean ? If the case goes to a grand jury [as is my guess] , the grand jury will not indict the two cops . They were reasonable in their use of force in shooting the young boy . They has good reason to think that the gun that young Tamir Rice has was a real gun . In addition , Rice drew on the cops . In any case involving the police , that is a really , really bad idea …

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… People got an Education [#the Grand Jury]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 23rd,2015

.. well , people will understand that a grand jury is important ..

.. it is an important part of our criminal justice system …

.. grand juries date back to the beginning of our republic , and even further than that . They are a valuable check on the power of the state ..

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. the power of the state to indict is an awesome power . It is one that is supposed to be used wisely , and not without reason or judgement . in this case , police officer Darren Wilson was held up to the harsh light of the grand jury and its judgement ..

.. he passed , and he was not indicted …

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. … A Revealing Interview [#Darren Wilson]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 5th,2015

.. undoubtedly , there is more …

.. but , when I can find it , I will do my best to find it and post it …

.. [h/t — ABCNews.go.com]..
.. [link] to the interview video ..

.. it reveals a lot about Darren Wilson , and how he has held up under fire …

.. also , he still remains a police officer . I doubt that he will remain on the Ferguson , Mo police force , though . Hopefully , some other police department in  either St. Louis or the Greater St. Louis area will have the guts to  pick  him  up and put him to work …

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… The Prosecution Has a Problem [#Michael Brown Case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 9th,2015

.. one is conflicting testimony . That is always a headache . you almost always have a war between the witnessessess for the prosecution and the witnesses for the defense …

.. what is their perspective ?? whom do you believe ?!?1 …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. the big problem for the prosecution is going to be the forensics . Michael Brown provoked the confrontation , that is clear . He was the aggressor , and attacked Ptl Darren Wilson in his cruiser . He even tried to take his gun , and fired it , as well …

.. Ptl. Wilson was seriously injured , and felt that his life was threatened . The big question will be is the use of force excessive , given that the officer was injured , and was seriously challenged for his weapon ….

.. that will not be an easy question for the grand jury to answer . I can see them indicting Darren Wilson , and for the use of excessive force . But , I realistically cannot see a (petit) trial jury convicting him of the charges . The situation is too amorphous , and Brown was clearly provoking the situation ….

— update — the Department of InJustice has effectively cleared Darren Wilson . In fact , he  was effectively exonerated . Now , the question is …

.. where does he go to get his reputation back ?!?!…

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… the Department of InJustice cannot sustain a Case [#Michael Brown]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 20th,2014

.. god knows , AG Holder & his krewe are looking for an excuse for bringing civil rights charges against Ferguson , Mo police officer Darren Wilson . They would dearly love to do it ….

.. However , there has to be sound legal ground to do it . The local D.A. would have to totally butcher and botch the investigation . That is highly unlikely . Also , the state of Missouri would have to ” drop the ball . ” Also , highly unlikely . So , there will not be a pretext for federal intervention …

.. [h/t — NYSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. however , a determination not to prosecute by the local county D.A. is not a legit pretext for federal intervention . The D.A. is not stupid . He is going to present the case to a diverse panel of a grand jury . Then , that panel will take a vote . That vote [a ” true bill ” (or indictment) , or a ” no true bill ” (no indictment)] will be it ….

.. An indictment means a trial . But , there could be a plea . Also , the ” no true bill ” should mean the end of it . It should , but given the charged climate that is St. Louis County , that is highly unlikely . Maybe the AG could give the locals a lesson in how the justice system really works …

.. One can always have hope . In this Administration ‘ s Department of InJustice , I doubt it …

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… The N.F.L. has a problem with the Ray Rice issue [#suspension]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 3rd,2014

.. but , it is not what everyone thinks …

.. the N.F.L. has a constitutional problem regarding the rights of a player , to wit , that being those of Ray Rice …

.. yes , Rice clearly deserved to be suspended and for far more than 2 games . But , those were not the rules in effect at the time …

.. [h/t — TMZ Sports.com]..

.. [link] to the attack video …

.. the rules of the C.B.A. [the collective bargaining agreement] generally act to protect the rights of the players . Legally , as well as constitutionally . So , if there is a provision of the CBA that is in contravention of ” public policy , ” then it is illegal , and has no legal effect . Ditto with constitutional rights …

.. it is encumbent on players to be honest with their teams and the league . No matter how embarrassing the incident . Provisions of the CBA (especially the NFL’s) penalize people (even owners , such as Indy ‘ s Jim Irsay) who violate policies of conduct . That most definitely includes lying to your team , your coaches , and most of all , the league as a whole …

… What I understand here is this …. Ray Rice apparantly told the truth to his team [the Baltimore Ugh – Ravens] and the NFL . He can omit even a little , as long as long as it is not material . That would then be a lie of omission …

.. It is clearly evident from the first videotape that Rice ” clocked ” Janay Palmer . That is very easy to see , and to assume . She walked up to the elevator , and in with him . He then dragged her out by her shoulders and hair . It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what happened …

.. then , when disciplined by the league , Rice told the truth , as best as I can tell . He punched . Oh boy , did he ever . He was then punished , according to the rules at the time [a 2 – game suspension] . The reaction to that action has been a honey …

.. Now , he has been punished again , for the second video . Baltimore is well withing its rights to release Rice . That is a part of the business of football . Rice became ” radioactive . ” But , the league errered …

.. more to come …

— [update] — Rice has appealed his added suspension to an independent arbitrator . Goodell has been ordered by that arbitrator to appear at the hearing . I think that his added suspension is going to be overturned …

.. also , Rice is too radioactive to be picked up for this season . Once his added suspension is thrown out [as  I expect] , then the league will  likely settle with rice for the balance of his contract . It is the league , not the ugh – Ravens who royally scrwewed up . Sometime next year , someone [another N.F.L. team] will take a chance on him …..

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… the Michael Brown case is going to be a Difficult One [#grand jury]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 30th,2014

.. if this news report is to be believed …

.. granted , it is the New York Slimes . So , take it with a grain of salt (or two) …

.. but , it is obvious that Ptl. Darren Wilson was seriously injured by this perpetrator (Michael Brown) . Brown was the aggressor . He attacked Wilson in his patrol car . He head – butted him . He punched him several times . Also , the perpetrator went for the gun , and there was a struggle for it . The gun went off several times …

.. [h/t — NewYorkSlimes.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. so , the grand jury is going to be presented with a very serious problem . Is a police officer to be stripped of his right and ability to defend himself , especially if the perpetrator is the aggressor , and seriously injures an officer . The officer should then be justified in using appropriate lethal force to bring the suspect to justice ….

.. — [update] — there has been more information that has leaked out . it makes patrolman Darrren Wilson ‘ s story a good bit more believable . It also serves to discredit many of the eyewitnesses to the shooting . The plot thickens ….

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… Earth to POTUS [#UN speech]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,September 30th,2014

.. the proceedings in Ferguson , Mo and St. Louis County are still before the grand jury , genius ….

.. [h/t — Twitchy.com]..
.. [link] to the tweets / post …

.. give the grand jury a chance to do its work , for God ‘ s sake . If there is an indictment , then give whoever is indicted their day in court ….

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… It is Far More Important , Megan ! [investigating Ferguson case]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 12th,2014

..what happened in Ferguson , Mo , is a common , relatively ordinary police shooting ….

.. it is , most likely , NOT a federal case …

.. from most of the facts in , Micheal Brown provoked the attack on police officer Darren Wilson of the Ferguson PD . Brown and his ” friend ” were insolent and insulting , and then turned on and attacked Officer Wilson . So far , from the evidence , that is what I believe precipitated the shooting …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segment …

.. anyone who attacks a police officer , either with a head butt or with a punch is asking to be shot at . The cop is injured . The perp starts to flee , and then turns , and charges at the officer . That is a prescription for getting your butt shot at multiple times …

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… Megyn Kelly is Right ! [#blasting Mo. Governor Nixon]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 27th,2014

.. she is spot – on right …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. she made the point that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was extraordinary and highly irresponsible in making the comments that he did in urging a ” vigorous prosecution . ” …

.. A grand jury investigates , first , what happened . Then , once one is fairly sure that they have presented a sufficient case , then the prosecutor asks the grand jury to hand up an indictment , or not . They may not . They can vote a ” True Bill ” [an indictment] on the proposed charges , or ” no True Bill , ” thus clearing an individual …

.. that is something that many people do not understand . They understand the trial court process . But , they do not understand the grand jury process , or what it is supposed to do , or achieve …

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… There is the Possibility for Witness Tampering [#bergdahl]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 10th,2014

.. I do agree , there is some possibility for witness tampering in the Bergdahl case …

.. that presumes that the ObamaCraps have someone who is in the know on the inside of the investigation . That will not be easy . With this White House , they will have every incentive to try to meddle . They have already totally botched the handling of this case as it is . So , there is motive ..

.. however , I do believe in the professionalism of JAG Corps . Especially in the JAG HQ . That is an honor posting . No , you are not generally going to find any ” Harmon Rabb ” types in the military services . That kind of colourful personality just would not be tolerated . A little bit of a personality , well , yes …

.. [h/t — NiceDeb]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. in the military services , there are offenses that in a civilian would be moral offenses . In the military [under the U.C.M.J. , or Uniform Code of Military Justice] these offenses would be considered crimes , punishable by many different types of punishment , including dismissal from the service , as well as confinement [jail] , and others ….

.. in this case , the one that Dr. Krauthammer is worried about would be considered ” Unlawful Command Influence . ” If it is a civilian that does it , then the military judge has to consider whether the rights of the accused have been violated . If it is someone in uniform , especially an officer , then , it is a crime , and the same judgement would have to be made .

..Even if Bergdahl is guilty as sin , if his rights are violated by anyone , then he could well be set free as a result . What might have been done would have been considered to be prosecutorial misconduct . Then , double jeopardy atttaches , Bye – bye case ..

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… Tom Delay : Cleared !! [Excellent !] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 21st,2013

.. Tom Delay got the relief that he was seeking from Texas . The 3rd Circuit Texas Court of Appeals body – slammed the prosecution of Delay in its opinion …

LEC here — Appeals Courts and Supreme Courts generally do not enter in and order acquitals . When they do so , it is a very , very big thing …

.. Their usual modus operandi is to overturn the conviction . The basis that they use to overturn the conviction is then evaluated

Tom Delay

Tom Delay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

by the relevent prosecutor ‘ s office . It is that office that then makes the decision on whether or not to retry an offender . When a court takes that decision away , it means to me that the prosecutor and his or her office has really , really screwed up . The court has to act to step in to guarantee that the prosecutor does not go off on another fishing expedition in a criminal prosecution …

[h/t — hotair.com]
Appeals court overturns DeLay conviction, acquits him

posted at 12:01 pm on September 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

For the second time in the last few years, a high-profile corruption prosecution against a Republican member of Congress has collapsed. This time, it’s Tom DeLay that gets to celebrate, as an appeals court not only overturned his conviction but ordered an acquittal:

A Texas appeals court has overturned the money laundering conviction of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 ruling on Thursday that DeLay had been acquitted. DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison, but his sentence was on hold while his case made its way through the appellate process. …

In Thursday’s tom-delay-appeal-doc, the judges wrote “we reverse the judgments of the trial court and render judgments of acquittal.”

Unless the state appeals the ruling, this means that DeLay cannot be retried on the charges. The court could have ordered a new trial if it restrained its scope to just procedural issues. However, the court apparently believed that the prosecution simply couldn’t make a case for wrongdoing, and as a result took the relatively rare step of overturning a jury’s findings on guilt.

Their opinion makes it clear that the court had little regard for the state’s case:

Given the testimony of the corporate representatives and the undisputed facts that the corporations could lawfully make donations to TRMPAC and TRMPAC could lawfully transfer the corporate funds out of state, the State failed to prove the “applicable culpable mental states” for the donating corporations to support a finding of criminal intent by the corporations. See Ex parte Ellis, 309 S.W.3d at 90. 1

To support its position that the majority of corporate contributions violated the Election Code by not expressly designating a lawful use of their donations to TRMPAC, the State focuses on the following clause from the opinion in Ex parte Ellis: “there is no such thing as a legal undesignated corporate political contribution.” Id. at 88. We believe that the State takes this clause out of context. In that case, the court was addressing constitutional challenges to the Election Code. The clause cited by the State was made during the court’s examination of section 253.100, the section of the Election Code addressing the establishment of a general-purpose committee by a corporation and in response to a possible suggestion made by this Court. …

The State’s primary argument at trial was that the Election Code violation that generated criminal proceeds was the “agreement” between DeLay and others to the combined transfers of funds, i.e., the money swap of soft money for hard money. The State argued in its final argument: “[T]he moment that the decision was made to send the soft dollar check up to Washington D.C. with the intent that it ultimately go to candidates for elective office is the moment that this money became proceeds of criminal activity.” Relying on the use of the word “indirect” 13 in the Election and Penal Code statutes at issue, the State argues that the “agreement” to the combined transactions itself was an illegal contribution and thus the corporate funds sitting in TRMPAC’s bank account at the moment of the agreement became the proceeds of criminal activity. See Tex. Elec. Code § 251.001(2) (defining “contribution” to include “indirect transfer of money” and “agreement . . . to make a transfer”). However, the State fails to explain how the funds already in the bank account resulted from the subsequent money-swap agreement. See Tex. Penal Code § 34.01(4) (defining “proceeds” to include “funds acquired or derived directly or indirectly from, produced through, or realized through . . . an act”). Further, to support this argument, the State disregards the distinction between soft and hard money accounts as irrelevant, arguing: “The fact that the funds were not commingled is simply irrelevant in light of the explicit one-for-one exchange which was negotiated in this case.” But in the context of the campaign finance regulations, maintaining separate, segregated bank accounts for soft and hard money is recognized and accepted as legitimate.

The court also attacked the core of the case, the alleged conspiracy to violate election law, emphasis mine:

We also question the validity of the State’s “agreement” theory. It was not a crime to conspire to violate the Election Code in 2002. See Colyandro, 233 S.W.3d at 870–71, 885. And, even if it was, the evidence does not support a finding that there was an “agreement” to illegally transfer corporate money to Texas candidates. There was no evidence that TRMPAC or RNSEC treated the corporate funds as anything but what they were, corporate funds with limited uses under campaign finance law. Rather, when viewed in the light most favorable to the verdict, the evidence showed an agreement to two legal monetary transfers: that TRMPAC transfer corporate money to RNSEC for use in other states and not in Texas in exchange for RNSEC transferring funds to Texas candidates out of a hard money account. Rather than supporting an agreement to violate the Election Code, the evidence shows that the defendants were attempting to comply with the Election Code limitations on corporate contributions.

But even if that were true, the court ruled, there was no core crime to begin with:

Finally, even if we were to conclude that the corporate donations to TRMPAC or the agreement itself to the series of money transfers violated the Election Code, the State’s charges as stated in the indictment were tied to the transfer from RNSEC to the seven Texas candidates. As stated above, the RNSEC issued the checks to the candidates from a separate, segregated account—a hard money account—which did not include corporate money.

The conclusion? DeLay didn’t commit a crime at all, and the conviction resulted from poor jury instructions:

Based on the totality of the evidence, we conclude that the evidence presented does not support a conclusion that DeLay committed the crimes that were charged. See Williams,235 S.W.3d at 750; see also United States v. Grossman, 117 F.3d 255, 261 (5th Cir. 1997) (concluding that evidence legallyinsufficient to sustain conspiracycount where evidence was legally insufficient to sustain substantive counts forming basis for object of conspiracy); United States 21v. Mackay, 33 F.3d 489, 494 (5th Cir. 1994) (“A conspiracy conviction requires proof of an agreement to commit a crime.”). The fundamental problem with the State’s case was its failure to prove proceeds of criminal activity. We sustain DeLay’s first and second points of error.

Due to our resolution of these two grounds, we do not reach DeLay’s remaining points of error. Because we conclude that the evidence was legally insufficient to support DeLay’s convictions, we reverse the judgments of the trial court and render judgments of acquittal.

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Quite frankly, that deconstruction is so complete that it would be difficult to imagine the Texas Supreme Court overturning any of it — and a successful appeal would have to hope that the court overturns all of it, or at least enough to get a new trial. I’d predict that the directed verdict of acquittal will send a strong enough message to dissuade prosecutors from trying it again.

DeLay joins the late Ted Stevens as two members of Congress recently prosecuted for corruption to be later vindicated in appeals to original convictions. William Jefferson, who was prosecuted in the same time frame, lost all of his appeals and will be in prison for at least the next ten years. The man who should be under scrutiny now is Ronnie Earle, whose years-long legal grudge match against DeLay and other Texas Republicans has been thoroughly discredited by the appellate court.

.. LEC here again — I do not know what has become of Ronnie Earle . If  he is smart , he should have left the state of Texas . If he has not , he should prepare to get his sorry rear end dragged into court . Except , this time , he will be in the dock . His law license will be at stake  …

.. for those idiots in the media . It was not just a reversal of the conviction . There was never a crime to begin with , you morons . Read the above , and the legal opinion in the case . Delay was adjudged not guilty , so he cannot be tried again in a court of law again . Ronnie Earle can , however , for misconduct in office , among other charges , and also for violation of Delay ‘ s civil rights . It would be interesting if a U.S. Attorney would take up the case , once a complaint were filed . You can bet the U.S. Department of InJustice will not handle the case . But , they just might pressure any U.S. Atty to not handle the case . Holder and his minions are certainly capable of that …

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